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PBS
Dec 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >>> over in the united states, president barack obama is urging republicans to approve a tax hike on the wealthy. he says this is needed to avert the impending fiscal cliff of automatic austerity measures that could drag the economy into recession. obama said on wednesday that federal revenues will not reach the level needed to implement his proposals to cut the deficit unless taxes are raised on the wealthy. >> there is a bottom-line amount of revenue that is required in order for us to get a real, meaningful deficit reduction plan. >> obama added that if republican officials acknowledged this reality, the actual numbers proposed by each party are not that far apart. republicans have made a counteroffer. they want to raise revenue by reviewing the current tax deduke system. house speaker john boehner has urged the president to compromise. >> our members believe strongly that raising tax rates will hurt the economy. now we need a response from the white house. >> unless the two sides reach an agreement by the end of this year, the automatic tax increases and spending cuts will tak
PBS
Dec 10, 2012 7:00pm PST
states president obama said he is ready to compromise before plunging over the fiscal cliff. >> people have a lot of views. i'm willing to compromise a bit. we asked the wealthy to pay a higher tax rate and that's a principle i won't compromise on. >> he said he could make some concessions so he can take tax cuts for the middle class. some republican lawmakers may agree to higher tax rates for the wealthy. let's get a check on the markets. profit taking on some blue chip shares is kicks in. let's get a check on currency. market players say dealers are waiting whether the fed will take further monetary easing measures. the dollar is trading at 82.42 to 44. the euro is trading higher against the yen. now, other markets in the asia pacific, south korea's kospi is trading higher at 1,963. let's take a look at australia. it's trading higher by nearly half a percent. intelligence experts in the united states have released their predictions for global trends in the lead up to 2030. they say the u.s. won't be the world's only superpower. the council says china will pass the u.s. eco
PBS
Dec 24, 2012 7:00pm PST
left one customer dead and another wounded. u.s. president barack obama has set a january deadline for proposals to deal with the gun violence. the u.s. has seen several shooting rampages this year, including the newtown school shooting which left 26 people dead. >>> international peace envoy brahimi sat down with talks with syria's president bashar assad. they tried to reach a conclusion on the syrian war, but there is no indication they reached a breakthrough. they met in the capital damascus. they discussed the crisis and moving forward. they planned to set up an administration with government and anti-government forces. he plans to pull power from the assad administration to a new government. but the opposition wants to overthrow the assad administration and the government regards the opposition as terrorist. >>> two insider attacks in afghanistan have rattled the international security forces. an afghan policewoman shot and killed a u.s. contractor in the capital kabul. the victim was a security consultant for the police. other officers detained the woman at the scene. her mot
PBS
Dec 7, 2012 7:00pm PST
the first employment data after president barack obama was re-elected. the unemployment rate last month fell to 7.7% from 7.9% in october. the jobless rate has now been below 8% for three straight months. u.s. employers added 146,000 jobs in the nonfarm sector such as retail trade, professional, and business services and health care. that's more than economists had forecast. u.s. employers added 138,000 jobs in october. the officials of the labor department say hurricane sandy, which shook the country's east coast in late october, did not substantively impact the national unemployment estimates for november. >>> a legal battle between two smartphone giants, apple of the united states and samsung of south korea, rages on. the california federal district court has reopened the case over smartphone and other patents. the court has resumed a hearing before handing down its final ruling. back in august, a jury ordered samsung to pay more than $1 billion to damages in apple. now samsung is seeking to overturn that verdict. in thursday's session the judge urged the two sides to reach a s
WHUT
Dec 18, 2012 7:30am EST
barack obama. they talked about meeting next month in washington. it would be abe's first foreign visit after forming a new government. he's made strengthening the japan-u.s. relationship a priority. we have more from washington. >> people in the obama administration place a high priority on stability in the asia-pacific. they have been troubled by increase in tension between japan and china over which country owns the islands in the east china sea. and they're concerned the conflicting flames allowed to fester, it could unsettle the dynamic in the region. they want to see security policies and sophisticated diplomacy to calm the situation. u.s. leaders are worried of being drawn into a military confrontation because of their alliance with japan. >> our message to the new japanese government is the same assed to former japanese government, is that we want to see both japan and china avoid provocative acts. we want to see them talk to each other and work this through by dialogue. >> reporter: now japan is tied up in another territorial dispute with south korea. u.s. officials would like
PBS
Dec 17, 2012 7:00pm PST
repeatedly for damaging this relationship. how do people in the obama administration look on it now. >> reporter: the revolving door to the japanese prime minister office has made it difficult for those to cooperate on an issue. they want a reliable partner. they'd like to see an end to the volatile issues. >> what do they want them to address? >> reporter: people in the obama administration face a high priority. they have been troubled by the increasing tension between japan and china over which country owns the senkaku islands. it could unsettle dynamic in a region. they want to see measure security policies and sophisticated diplomacy to calm the situation. >> our pleszage to the new japanese government will be the same to the former japanese government, which is we want to see both japan and china avoid provocative acts. we want to see them talk to each other and work this through by dialogue. >> reporter: now japan has a dispute with south korea. they would like to see the japanese put aside their differences. american diplomats rely on the partners of both countries to contain
PBS
Dec 19, 2012 7:00pm PST
be able to meet after her inauguration in february. >>> barack obama says people in his administration have an obligation to prevent mass shootings. he launched a task force less than a week after a school shooting in connecticut. >> i will use all the powers of this effort to help advance e t efforts aimed at preventing a tragedy like this. >> vice president joe biden will lead the task force which will include other members of the cabinet. he said there's a growing consensus among americans to ban the sale of military style assault weapons. he says it supports stricter background checks on buyers. last week a gunman walked into a school. he killed 20 children and six adults. obama has been struggling with another file. >> the u.s. fiscal cliff crisis and the republicans and democrats talks between the republicans to avert still not making much progress. president obama has rm asked to make further compromising. >> i have gone at least halfways in meeting some of the republicans concerns. what separates us is $100 milli million. >> the white house presented a compromise
PBS
Dec 12, 2012 7:00pm PST
of its international obligations. >> the obama administration is also alarmed that north korea is getting closer to its goal of developing a long range missile capable of carrying a nuclear warhead. >> what further steps could the americans take? >> the u.s. had an agreement to provide north korea with food aid. the deal fell apart in april when the north korean regime went what he had a satellite lunch but was widely regarded as another u.s. missile test. talks have been unsuccessful ever since. now there's no doubt that wednesday's launch has deepened that rift but the obama administration has few choices but to continue the dialogue with north korea while increasing pressure with sanctions. >>> insuring americans have stable prices and are employed, these are two goals of the chair of the u.s. reserve is charging ahead with. it seems like ben bernanke has specific numbers if mind. >> he does. he says he and his colleagues are not going to stop until they see the numbers become a reality. they will keep interest rates close to zero. that's until the unemployment rate falls to 6.
PBS
Dec 20, 2012 7:00pm PST
but maintain the pace of 13.5%. still the u.s. economic outlook remains uncertain. the obama administration and the republicans are at a stand still to resolve the tax increases. here in japan the central bank has started to consider a concrete inflation target. this is in response to a request made by the incoming leader. policy makers reviewed the inflation goal at a board meeting on thursday. they aim to reach a conclusion at their next meeting in january. liberal democratic party leader wants to pull japan's economy out of deflation once the new administration is in place. he's asking the boj to sign a policy accord with the incoming coming to make the target 2%. the rate remains at around 0%. it averaged at the lower 1% range during the bubble era in the late 1980s. some boj officials insist they should study the inflation impact on people's lives if it should double. others agree it might make it difficult to steer monetary measures in strview of economic conditions. the bank of japan plans to exam how its inflation target should be sent and when it shoultd be reached.
PBS
Dec 11, 2012 5:00pm PST
, launched a missile in april. the talks have been stalled ever since. before president obama enters his second term, officials in pyongyang want the americans to recognize their challenge such as the middle east and afghanistan. another reason it's related to south korea's presidential election scheduled on december 19th. the north koreans hope that the new government will return. they have criticized the conservative candidate for her stance on relations. the missile launch can be seen as a way of pushing the south koreans towards the hard line. >> i see. china is a longtime ally of north korea. how do you see its role? >> i believe china can greatly influence the united nations' reaction. after the previous launch in april, the united nations issued a statement of condemnation. the day before the north's announcement of this launch by its chairman of china's national peoples congress to meet with kim jong-un. the launch announcement the folling y causehe chinese to lose face. this time they have strongly urged restraint. also, i think it is important to closely watch how they react. >
PBS
Dec 4, 2012 5:00pm PST
. budget talks. the obama administration and opposition republicans remain at odds over how to avert the falling off the fiscal cliff. let's take a look at currency markets. the dollar is also little change against the yen as u.s. budget talks continue. dollar/yen is in the upper 81 levels, 81.88 to 90. the euro, that is higher against the yen, 107.27 to 30 at the moment. worries are reseeding over eurozone debts. let's take a look at other markets in the apple open. kospi is trading flat on the day, 1,934. looking at australia, the benchmark index is trading higher by 1/10 of a percent, 4,508. modest moves so far this morning in the asia pacific. >>> japan and india launched a new framework to provide bilateral credit in u.s. dollars. the aim is to ease the impact of possible turmoil in the global financial markets on asia. the two countries worked out the details on tuesday. japan's prime minister and his indian counterpart had signed the currency agreement a year ago. under the framework both countries will be able to exchange up to $15 billion over the next three years. the two c
WHUT
Dec 28, 2012 7:30am EST
concerns. that's, i think, just a matter of time. obama administration will be able to overcome the difficulty of this situation sooner or later. so i don't care about it. and regarding china, china economic trend is another big concern. but, we think china has already achieved soft landing. >> so he's optimistic about those risk factors and he expects the nikkei to hit 13,000 by this time next year. so we'll keep you updated on the markets as we move into 2013. >>> for most investors this is also the last trading day in currencies in tokyo. the dollar continues to gain strength against the yen. $buying intensified during the day sending the u.s. currency above the 76 yen level. dollar changed hands at its highest levels in two years and five months. it's now nearly ten yen higher than at the beginning of this year. the yen has been losing strength since october. that's because the market speculation, the bank of japan would take further monetary easing measures. the yen came under pressure against the euro on friday, the currency rose to the 114 yen level. that's more than 14 yen h
PBS
Dec 13, 2012 7:00pm PST
u.s. president barack obama says they recognize the opposition coalition as the only legitimate representative of the people. the head of nato thinks president assad has his back to the wall. he said the government's collapse is only a question of time. >> i think the regime in damascus is approaching collapse. >> he urged syrian leaders to stop the violence, understand the situation they're in and initiate a process that would lead to realizing the legitimate aspirations of the syrian people. nato officials say they won't intervene militarily. they said it could destabilize the region. instead they will increase pressure by deploying interceptor missiles along the turkey border. aid workers is say more than a million people across syria don't have enough to eat. they're warning the problem will only get worse. pedro heads the organization's new york office. he said the number of people needing help has tripled orr the last six months. >> they have serious problems in terms of having access to food. their food is not available in the market. even if it is available, it is extrem
PBS
Dec 18, 2012 7:00pm PST
. >>> in the u.s. president barack obama and republican house speaker john boehner are scrambling to avoid the looming fiscal cliff. they're trying to reach an agreement on how to tax the wealthy. the president offered to limit tax hikes for people earning more than $400,000 a year. instead of his original proposal of $250,000. but republicans are calling for more concessions. >> what we've offered meets the definition of balance. but the president is not there yet. >> boehner said he will submit a bill to the house later this week proposing higher taxes only on people with income over $1 million a year. white house spokesperson jay carney said the two sides are close to a deal. >> the president has demonstrated obvious willingness to compromise and to move more than halfway. toward the republicans. >> spending cuts and tax increases including hikes on the middle class are set to take effect in the new year. the democrats and republicans will need to reach an agreement before then or the u.s. could face a recession. >>> let's check on the markets for this wednesday morning. well, the nikke
KCSMMHZ
Dec 26, 2012 6:00am PST
barack obama is cutting short his christmas holiday to carry on the negotiations to avert drastic budget cuts and tax increases. obama is scheduled to return to washington on thursday in time to restart talks. the u.s. president is asking congressional executives to compile a compromise plan that features continued tax cuts for the middle class. that represents a shift in his policy that called for higher taxes on the wealthy, along with measures to cut the fiscal deficit. talks between democrats and republicans came to a standstill last week. a deal still remains uncertain. the republicans canceled a vote on their compromise plan. that's because many republicans remain opposed to any kind of tax hikes. >>> china has opened what it calls the world's longest high-speed rail line. the railway links the capital city of beijing and ghangzhou in the south. shun ishibe have more. >> reporter: the first high-speed train for beijing is about to leave guangzhou south railway station. many passengers are carrying coats, because the temperature in beijing is about 20 degrees centigrade lower
KCSMMHZ
Dec 4, 2012 6:00am PST
upper parts of the structures. >>> u.s. president barack obama is telling syrian leader bashar al assad to think twice before using chemical weapons in the country's civil war. he suggests resorting to weapons of mass destruction could force the american military to take action. >> the use of chemical weapons is and would be totally unacceptable. and if you make the tragic mistake of using these weapons, there will be consequences and you will be held accountable. >> secretary of state hillary clinton echoed obama's words. she says the use of chemical weapons is a red line for the u.s. she warned her country would certainly plan to take action should that happen. foreign ministry spokespersons in syria have responded to clinton and obama. they say even if such weapons were available the assad administration would not use them under any circumstances against the syrian people. >>> aid workers from the united nations and the european union continue to provide humanitarian services even after u.n. cease-fire monitors withdrew from syria in august. now officials have decided to withdr
KCSMMHZ
Dec 18, 2012 6:00am PST
call with u.s. president barack obama. they talked about meeting next month in washington. it would be abe's first foreign visit after forming a new government. he's made strengthening the japan/u.s. relationship a priority. nhk world has more from washington. >> people in the obama administration place a high priority on stability in the asia-pacific. they have been troubled by increasing tension between japan and china over which country owns the senkaku islands in the east china sea. their concerned thathe conflict i claims allowed to fester could unsettled dynamic in the region. they want to see policies and sophisticated diplomacy to calm the swaituation. they're drawn into military confrontation because of their alliance with japan. >> our message to the new japanese government will be the same as the message to the former japanese government, which is that we want to see both japan and china avoid provocative acts. we want to see them talk to each other and work this through by dialogue. >> now japan has stirred up another territorial dispute with south korea. u.s. official want
KCSMMHZ
Dec 17, 2012 6:00am PST
japanese economy. that is going to be a very, very tough challenge. >>> u.s. president barack obama said americans cannot tolerate another mass shooting. he addressed mourners at a vigil for 26 people killed at the school in connecticut. >> we honestly say we're doing enough to keep our children, all of them, safe from harm? we will have to change. >> this was the fourth time obama had to attend a memorial for victims of a mass shooting. the gunman walked into the elementary school on friday with an assault rifle and killed 20 children and 6 adults. investigators say he shot most victims multiple times. police identified the gunman as adam lanza. he killed himself after officers arrived on the scene. investigators say they don't know his motives. the members of congress are calling for stricter gun control. some are talking about a bill to ban the sale of assault weapons. others argue that would not have prevented the shooting. >>> people in south korea are heading to the polls to choose a new president. and they could put a woman in the job for the first time. two main candidates s
KCSMMHZ
Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
employment situation improved in november. this is the first employment data after president barack obama was re-elected. the unemployment rate last month fell to 7.7% from 7.9% in october. the jobless rate has now been below 8% for three straight months. u.s. employers added 146,000 jobs in the nonfarm sector such as retail trade, professional, and business services and health care. that's more than economists had forecast. u.s. employers added 138,000 jobs in october. the officials of the labor department say hurricane sandy, which shook the country's east coast in late october, did not substantively impact the national unemployment estimates for november. >>> a legal battle between two smartphone giants, apple of the united states and samsung of south korea, rages on. the california federal district court has reopened the case over smartphone and other patents. the court has resumed a hearing before handing down its final ruling. back in august, a jury ordered samsung to pay more than $1 billion to damages in apple. now samsung is seeking to overturn that verdict. in thur's session the jud
KCSMMHZ
Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
ignore entirely the political winds around it. if, for example, president obama had lost the election and governor romney had won, it would not have affected our work. >> reporter: nrc officials are reviewing the safety of u.s. nuclear facilities following the fukushima accident. magood says they have learned what happened there. one lesson involves filters. the absorb radioactive material when plants are vented. the fukushima plant didn't have them so more contamination was able to get out. >> we've asked the question in our country, should we install filters? this is a way of removing contamination from the exhaust after a nuclear accident. we don't require filters today. but we may change. so, we're looking -- reviewing that. >> reporter: magwood also believes in focusing on education, which the u.s. did following the 1979 three mile island accident. fewer people in japan are choosing to study nuclear science. >> how do you convince students to go devote their lives to this field when it's not clear to what the future is? so, it's going to be a big challenge. in the u.s., we look a
KCSMMHZ
Dec 20, 2012 6:00am PST
after president barack obama was re-elected for a second term and ping succeeding as the new communist party leader. >>> japanese government officials have asked counterparts to have intergovernmental talks. that's on china's extra tariffs on the imports of steel tubes from japan. japan argue that's china imposed anti-docking tariffs on a seamless stain else steel tubes without prior explanation to japan in violation of world trade organization rules. the tubes are widely used at power stations. the two governments are expected to hold talks soon. if they fail to reach an agreement within 60 days, japan will ask the world trade organization to set up a panel to handle the dispute. the japanese officials say they hope the move will discourage china from imposing extra duties on other imports from japan. >>> warmer temperatures ahead. our meteorologist is here with the details. robert? >> well, things are clearing up much across japan now, actually. the light showers here along the east coast really are just from this instability on the west coast rain. now moving over the mountains and
KCSMMHZ
Dec 16, 2012 5:30pm PST
. >>> next, u.s. president obama congratulated abe on the liberal democratic success. obama said in a statement that the alliance serves as a cornerstone of peace and prosperity in the asia pacific, and he says he looks forward to working closely with the new government. the liberal democrats' victory sparked a different reaction in japan and south korea. japan is locked in territorial disputes with its neighbors, and some are worried the new government may develop a newhard-line stance. chinese media gave wide coverage to the election. they referred to the ldp's promise to the passage of the constitution. they want to change the status of the defense forces and turn them into a national defense force. a restless japan will bring new disturbances to the world. stout correspo south korea's immediamedia are expressing concerns. what they call the hawkish ldp will cause frictions with south korea. let's see how the results are affecting the market. we're joined with more on that and other business stories. so yuko, how are the markets reacting? >> abe has given investors some pretty clea
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